EINDHOVEN, Netherlands (AP) — Victims of the Malaysian jetliner shot down over Ukraine returned at last Wednesday to Dutch soil in 40 wooden coffins, solemnly and gently carried to 40 identical hearses, flags at half-staff flapping in the wind.
Criminal charges were filed Wednesday against six people in what authorities said was a global cyber-crime ring that created fraudulent e-tickets for major concerts and sporting events. According to the Manhattan district attorney's office, the cyber-gang was able to hack into the ticketing group StubHub, a unit of eBay, to take over user accounts, steal personal information and create fraudulent electronic tickets to concerts by Elton John and Jay-Z, sporting events including Yankees baseball games, and Broadway shows such as "Book of Mormon." An estimated 1,600 StubHub users had their accounts compromised in the scheme, according to the investigation by US, British, Canadian and other law enforcement authorities. "Today's arrests and indictment connect a global network of hackers, identity thieves, and money-launderers who victimized countless individuals in New York and elsewhere," District Attorney Cyrus Vance said in a statement.
WASHINGTON (AP) — At an impasse on immigration, House Republicans and Senate Democrats advanced competing proposals Wednesday for dealing with tens of thousands of young migrants showing up at the southern border. Each side quickly ruled the other's approach unacceptable, leaving a solution a remote possibility with Congress' annual August recess looming.